CLTs are not a legal form in themselves (like a Company). However, CLTs are defined in law so there are certain things that a CLT must be and do:
CLTs developed in the last 20 years. All members of a Community Trust have the chance to have direct influence on decision making by becoming members of the Trust. Information on membership can be found. All those who join and take an interest generate involvement, cohesion and allow access to a number of skills that can be used for the benefit of the Trust. There are more than 250 CLTs in the UK with more than 17,000 members. The nearest to us in Emsworth is Westbourne Community Trust.